The Inflammation and Healing Biomedical Research Cluster is dynamic research group that supports biomedical research at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Our multidisciplinary research encompass projects designed to unravel the basic mechanisms of disease processes, molecular epidemiology, the discovery and development of new therapeutics, and health promotion and communications.
INFLAME members work closely with other research concentrations within USC, health professionals on the Sunshine Coast, as well as National and International collaborators to address issues of local, national and international significance.
The Inflammation and Healing Research Cluster is led by Dr David McMillan.
Honours and post-graduate research opportunities are available in the following key research areas:
VasoActive Cardiovascular research focuses on the mechanisms of vascular function, and the development of natural therapies and exercise interventions.
Infectious disease and immunology research focuses on improved understanding of inflammatory and immune responses and how they contribute to the progression of several common diseases including allergy and infectious skin diseases.
Translational research and population health aims to enhance the adoption of best practices in health services in both clinical and community settings, with a particular focus on health improvements at population level.
Inflammation and Healing Research Cluster news
3 November 2016
Researcher wins Queensland award for women in life sciences
University of the Sunshine Coast researcher Dr Joanne Macdonald has won a statewide award for her ground-breaking research that uses molecular engineering to find solutions to global medical problems
30 September 2015
Health researcher to receive Chancellor’s Medal
A German backpacker who fell in love with Australia and studied at USC for eight years will graduate on Thursday 1 October with her third degree – a PhD – and USC’s top student award, the Chancellor’s Medal.
21 November 2014
USC to host Australian Chlamydia Conference
International leaders in human and animal chlamydia research will be among the speakers at the biennial Australian Chlamydia Conference to be held, for the first time, at USC on 26 and 27 November.
12 November 2014
Research into how Men’s Sheds boost male health
USC researchers are taking a close look at how getting men together socially to work on a variety of projects is paying handsome dividends for their health.
5 November 2014
Grant success to help fight blindness in koalas
USC microbiologists have earned a highly competitive Discovery Project grant of almost $460,000 from the Australian Research Council for their study into how chlamydia causes blindness in koalas.
29 October 2014
Researchers celebrate koala chlamydia breakthrough
Scientists at the University of the Sunshine Coast are celebrating the world’s first successful field trial of a vaccine against chlamydia in koalas.